EARTH

Raising Environmental Awareness

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

The goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement and sustainability of the natural and urban environment in the Carpathian region.

Specific objectives:
1. The implementation of pilot, innovative environmental measures in selected communities increases the effectiveness and innovation of environmentally positive approaches to the development of the local community
2. Increase the capacity, skills and sustainability of local communities in the field of sustainable development and settlement.

Partners:

The village of Hažín
Zakarpattya Oblast Branch of All-Ukrainian League
Baranintsi village council
SOSNA, Kosice
Agency for the support of regional development, Košice

Project duration:

03/2011 – 02/2013

Activities:

1 Training of local communities to increase capacity for sustainable development
2 Surveys in schools “Maps of grief and joy” to increase local patriotism and find solutions to selected environmental problems
3 “River watch” activities to raise environmental awareness and address environmental issues in water and waste
4 Practical examples Implementing best practices in local communities
5 Project Management

Project outputs:

Workshop on how to prepare project plans and use sustainable natural resources
Survey “Maps of grief and joy” in pilot sites
Created patrols River watch
Identified black dumps in the target area
Information campaigns for citizens
Traveling exhibition for the public
Action plan
Created areas overseen by the school
Job camps – volunteer events
Introduction of a fish farm in Ukraine and Slovakia based on the principles of sustainability.
Establishment of a public composting site in the village (Slovakia)
Modern low-cost drinking water system in community organizations (kindergartens and rural schools) – Ukraine
Final conference and the joint Ukrainian-Slovak NGO forum on regional development

Publications:

Information brochures and leaflets for the information campaign for the public – 3 types (composting, water protection, environmental values ​​of the landscape).
Publication with a map – results of the survey “Maps of sadness and joy”
Posters
Reports on best practices using project pilot activities.
Billboards in Ukraine in pilot sites in support of the information campaign.

Funded by:

Cross-border cooperation program ENPI – Hungary – Slovakia – Romania – Ukraine

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY
EDUCATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING
SOCIAL AND RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AND TOURISM
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